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Definition of the noun Komatsuna

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  1. A leaf vegetable, (a form of Brassica rapa) used in Japanese cooking


Komatsuna or Japanese mustard spinach is a leaf vegetable. It is a variety of Brassica rapa, the plant species that yields the turnip, mizuna, napa cabbage, and rapini. It is grown commercially in Japan and Taiwan. The name komatsuna is from the Japanese komatsuna, "small pine tree greens". It is stir-fried, pickled, boiled, and added to soups or used fresh in salads. It is an excellent source of calcium.

  • also known as Mustard spinach, (tendergreen), raw

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Google previewNortheast Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (2012)

Plant, Grow, and Eat the Best Edibles for Northeast Gardens by Charlie Nardozzi

Komatsuna is a heat-tolerant green with juicy, white-leaf ribs. There is also a purple version available. Shungiku, or edible chrysanthemum, has serrated 4- to 8-inch-long leaves and edible yellow or orange flowers. 'Osaka Purple' mustard ...

Google previewThe Miracle of VEGETABLES (2013)

by Dr. Bahram Tadayyon MNS, MD, Ph.D.

Komatsuna is a large, glossy, dark green leafy vegetable, which is a variant of turnip. It has thick, fleshy, light-green stalks. It is native to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. It is usually eaten stir-fried, boiled, pickled, or added to soups and salads .

Google previewTaunton's Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables & Herbs (2011)

by Ruth Lively

Komatsuna is a good addition to spicy mesclun and salads ...

Google previewThe Farmer's Market Cookbook (Imperial) (2013)

by Nina Planck

Komatsuna is a milder mustard. Hon Tsai Tai (red stems) and Autumn Poem (all green) have a sweet, mild mustard flavour. In the kitchen both kinds of Asian vegetables work equally well in stir-fries, soups, and salads. The cabbagelike kind ...

Google previewCookery for the Hospitality Industry (2011)

by Graham Dodgshun, Michel Peters, David O'Dea

Komatsuna is a kind of spinach. Baby choy sum Bok choy Chinese cabbage ( Wombok) ...

Google previewThe A-Z of Allotment Vegetables (2006)

by Caroline Foley

Komatsuna is a five-star plant, ready for harvesting like spinach in four weeks, and reaching its full potential in less than two months. A cross between mustard greens and turnip, it can be eaten at any stage and successfully sown from spring , ...

Google previewThe Allotment Handbook (2004)

by Caroline Foley

Komatsuna. Brassica. rapa. var. perviridis. Komatsuna is a group of plants like spinach with a milder kick than the mustard greens. They are hardy and undemanding and can be ...

Google previewRecipes from America's Small Farms (2009)

Fresh Ideas for the Season's Bounty by Joanne Hayes, Lori Stein

Komatsuna is a beautiful blue-green Japanese choy that is longer, leafier, and more slender than the Chinese choys.

Google previewOriental Vegetables (2008)

The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook by Joy Larkcom

Komatsuna is a kind of leafy turnip. Modern taxonomic research indicates that it probably evolved in the Far East from pak choi. The Japanese consider it one of the tew pure Japanese vegetables, and probably cultivated it from ancient times.

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Food and Cooking (1998)

by Charles Gordon Sinclair

Komatsuna Brassica rapa var. rosularis Bot. Chinese flat cahhage Brassica spp. The most important class of leafy vegetahles grown throughout the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2009)

by David A. Bender

komatsuna ...

Google previewDictionary of Food (2009)

International Food and Cooking Terms from A to Z by Charles Sinclair

perviridis Botanical name Komatsuna Brassica rapavar. rosularis Botanicalname Chineseflat cabbage Brat Switzerland A grilling cheese made from cows' ...

Google previewThe Timber Press Dictionary of Plant Names (2009)

by Walter Erhardt, Allen J. Coombes

E:Hendergreen, Spinach Mustard; G:Komatsuna, Senf-Spinat □ ®; cult. - subsp. oleífera (DC.) Metzg. • E:Winter Turnip Rape; G: Rübsaat, Rübsen • ®; cult. - subsp. pekinensis (Lour.) Hanelt • ErChinese Cabbage; G:Peking-Kohl □ ®; cult.

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Komatsuna Meaning

Video shows what komatsuna means. A leaf vegetable, a form of Brassica rapa, used in Japanese cooking. komatsuna synonyms: Japanese mustard spinach.

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